For women, medicine came to offer not just treatment in the event of illness but the possibilities of participation in medical practise, of shaping social policies and political understandings, and of altering the biological imperatives of their bodies. The essays in this collection explore various ways in which women responded to these challenges and opportunities and sought to use the power of modernising Western medicine to further their individual and gender interests.
Number of pages: 293
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm
"The essays [...] give new perspectives and a few frankly revisionist arguments." - in: Wellcome History, Vol. 25, 2004
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